History of the Restoration Movement


Thomas Fearl Eaves, Sr.

1931-1999

Thomas Fearl Eaves was born December 17, 1931 in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He was the son of Fearl Eaves (1904-1964) and Fannie Ruth Fore Eaves (1908-1996). He was married to Patricia Kirby on August 29, 1954. They had two children, Thomas, Jr. and Tricia. He served in the Air Force, for a time in the Philipines, (note news clipping below), as a chaplain. He preached the gospel in Arkansas and Oklahoma. His last years were in Putnam County, Tennessee, but served as an missionary and evangelism minister for the Lenoir City church of Christ. He traveled to many foreign nations to preach and teach the gospel. He also served as chaplain for the Putnam Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He passed from this life, Tuesday, December 21, 1999, and burial took place in the Crestview Cemetery in Cookeville. Note more information below.

-Scott Harp, 07.06.2021

Years In The Air Force

Chattanooga Daily Times, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sunday, March 16, 1952, page 3

Obituary and Life Information On Thomas F. Eaves

ALGOOD -- Funeral services for Thomas F. Eaves Sr., 68, of Cookeville, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 23, at Algood Church of Christ, 395 W. Main St., Algood. Entombment will be at 10 a.m. on Fri., Dec. 24, at the Garden Mausoleum in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, with James Cossey officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of services on Thurs., Dec. 23, at the church.

Mr. Eaves died on Tues., Dec. 21, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1931, in Chattanooga to the late Fearl and Fannie Ruth Fore Eaves. Mr. Eaves was a minister since 1952 and a member of the Church of Christ. He served in the Air Force. He was the Chaplain (LTC) of the Civil Air Patrol and the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mr. Eaves was the Chaplain and Drug Education Officer for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Eaves was a Mission Evangelist recently under the Elders of the Lenoir City Church of Christ, and he worked in the Philippine Islands and the countries of Canada, Pakistan, Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary and India. For many years he was involved in training young men to become gospel preachers.

On August 29, 1954, he married the former Patricia Kirby, who survives.

In addition to his wife of Cookeville, his family includes a son, Thomas F. (Tommy) Eaves Jr. of Cookeville; a daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and David Atkins of Hilham; a sister, Mary Jo Sanders of Nashville; a grandson, Justin Parker of Colleyville, Texas; a stepgrandson, Anthony Atkins of Hilham; and nieces and nephews.

Memorial gifts may be made to the India Printing Fund or for publishing recent writings of Bro. Eaves by contacting Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 574, Gainesboro, Tenn. 38562, (931)268-0266.

James Watkins, Mike Glenn, James Boyd and Kent Bailey will officiate at the services.

Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thomas F. Eaves Sr., longtime Putnam Sheriff's Reserve Deputy and chaplain for police agencies here, died this morning.

Eaves, 68, of Carmel Dr., Cookeville, was suffering from illnesses he had struggled with for some time and died early this morning in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He had been a Reserve deputy and chaplain for the Putnam Sheriff's Dept. and also chaplain for the Tennessee Highway Patrol for several years and had also conducted many public school lectures on the dangers of drug abuse.

"He was as good a presenter for that type of program in our schools as I ever saw," Putnam Sheriff Jerry Abston said.

"He also did a good job as chaplain and helped a lot of officers through some hard times. He will be missed."

He was the husband of Patricia Eaves.

Funeral services are tentatively set for Thursday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Algood Church of Christ, according to Robert Gribble of Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro. Anderson is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation is set for Thursday, Dec. 23, from 2 p.m. until time for the services, Gribble said.

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Eaves was a minister since 1952 and a member of the Church of Christ. He served in the Air Force. He was the Chaplain (LTC) of the Civil Air Patrol and the Cookeville District of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Mr. Eaves was the Chaplain and Drug Education Officer for the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Eaves was a Mission Evangelist recently under the Elders of the Lenoir City Church of Christ, and he worked in the Philippine Islands and the countries of Canada, Pakistan, Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary and India. For many years he was involved in training young men to become gospel preachers.
Contributor: Ronald C. Brewer (48104028)

Source: Find-A-Grave

 

Gospel Advocate Obituary

Thomas F. Eaves Sr., 68, died Dec. 21, 1999, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Eaves was a mission evangelist. Under the elders of the Lenoir City Church of Christ, he worked in the Philippine Islands and in Canada, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary and India. For many years he was involved in training young men to become gospel preachers.

Eaves is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Kirby; one son, Thomas F. (Tommy) Eaves Jr.; one daughter, Tricia Atkins; one sister; and one grandson.

Algood, Tenn.

Gospel Advocate, April, 2000, page 45.

Directions To Grave

The Eaves family burial plot is in a mausoleum in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Funeral Home and cemetery are located on West Jackson Street. From I-40 take Exit 286 and head north on Hwy. 135. In about a mile turn left on W. Jackson St. The cemetery is on the left. Instead of entering the main entrance head up to Buffalo Valley Rd. and turn left. The cemetery will be on your left. Enter the first entrance and travel down the lane and park in front of the mausoleum on your right. Head to the mausoleum, and the Eaves plot will be on your right side as you approach on the top left corner facing north. While there see the graves of other preachers of the gospel buried at Crest Lawn. See photo-map below.

GPS Location
36°09'26.0"N 85°31'36.5"W
or D.d. 36.157214,-85.526802


Garden Of Peace


Thomas F. Eaves, Jr.
1963-2000


Thomas F. Eaves, Sr.
1931-2021

Photos Taken 08.08.2016
Webpage produce 07.06.2021
Courtesy Of Scott Harp
www.TheRestorationMovement.com

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